Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kicked into the next Parliament: the vanishing deficit reduction

Going through the fine print of the Budget, a startling fact has emerged that I’d like to discuss, since it has implications for all parties. First, though, don’t forget to sign up for the next eat’n’debate, on Saturday at 1230 … Continue reading

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An unpopular question

The Budget was interestingly uncontroversial, almost laid-back. It didn’t do any of the things I suggested (helping exports and industry, easing the NHS squeeze, reinforcing infrastructure, stop squeezing benefits further), but with one important exception it didn’t do anything very … Continue reading

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What should we look for in the Budget?

First a quick advance plug – I’ve got my next “eat’n’debate” event on Saturday March 29. This time we’re trying Greek food, at Yannis on ollaton Road, Beeston, with our own room and as always a two-cour meal and intelligent … Continue reading

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Why European elections matter

We’re now just over two months away from the election to the European Parliament. I’m currently spending around 7 hours a week canvassing for my own re-election effort next year (if you’d like to help, let me know!), and I’m … Continue reading

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